Class wants a treat, but gets a trick for Halloween

As an educator, I'm not a big fan of Halloween, well, at least not while in the classroom. It's usually a day filled with kids dressed super goofy and acting even goofier, and begging for, nor rather, expecting candy to be handed to them in every class. What's worst, the days that follow usually involve … Continue reading Class wants a treat, but gets a trick for Halloween

Last weeks of school teacher angst

As we approach the end of the school year, I am sure that you are experiencing, much like myself, a myriad of emotions. I feel this cartoon helps illustrate just what teachers go through as we await that final school day bell to toll.

Big Brother is Watching…

As the systems used to evaluate teachers continue to evolve, it is increasingly becoming the norm that classroom observations are an integral part of the process. However, some administrators have taken the approach a bit too far, evolving into a sort of "Big Brother" that desires to see and know all, which often results in … Continue reading Big Brother is Watching…

When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far

At this point I am sure all have seen the footage of the teacher from California that attacked the student in his class. While such actions can never be justified, I know that myself and a number of educators can sympathize with the instructor, whom after receiving an unrelenting onslaught of profanity and racial slurs … Continue reading When Teachers Get Pushed Too Far

School Supplies in Short Supply

Many educators understand that in order for our students to thrive, our classrooms need to be stocked with the supplies we need to teach and that students need for learning. However, with shrinking educational budgets, it's often up to teachers to figure out how to obtain what they need for their classrooms, as often asking … Continue reading School Supplies in Short Supply